Be On the Look Out for New Bank Fees

Bank Fees Are Rising

Are you reading what your bank sends you? You should be. You might be facing new bank fees in the coming months. I recently received a notice from one of my banks informing me of new activity requirements for my account. In order for my account to remain fee-free, I have to make a certain […]

Fighting $5 Back Against ATM Fees

Five dollars just doesn’t have the same purchasing power it used to – at least not in IL, where Chase Bank is charging non-Chase Bank customers $5 to access their ATM. The only place I’ve ever seen $5 ATM fees is in a casino, where you expect ATM fees to be high. But you don’t […]

5 Common Misconceptions About FDIC Insurance

FDIC insurance might not be the sexiest personal finance topic, but it’s an important one. Many people know that banks have federal insurance, but they may not know the details about what’s covered and what isn’t. Unfortunately, bank failures continue to occur—over 150 institutions have closed their doors since the beginning of 2010. The FDIC, […]

PerkStreet $25 New Account Bonus

Note: This offer has expired and is no longer be available. PerkStreet has since stopped accepting new customers. Here is a list of recommended free online checking accounts. If you count yourself among those who are avoiding credit cards, then you probably use a debit card for most major purchases and online shopping. Debit cards […]